First of all I want to thank all of you for all the info I got from this board in my preparation for 3 nights if Vegas, it was very helpful. It was interesting to see all of the different opinions of B & B, but with that menu I had to try it. We ate at B & B, CarneVino, and Enoteca San Marco, and also Fiamma in the MGM Grand. The food at B & B and CarneVino was fantastic, but different from what I read here, the service was great. Especially our lunch at CarneVino, the Sommeiier was so nice that she comped us a wonderful 1999 VIn Santo to go with our biscotti. The servers at both restaurants were very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. The food at Enoteca San Marco was a notch below the other two and I wasn't too impressed with the pizza, but it was ok. At B & B we had teh tripe, lambs tongue salad, lamb's brain francobaldi, mint love letters, and the sweetbreads. Now my wife is a sweetbread lover. I already converted her to tripe.
Lunch at Carnevino included a salumi platter, great fried calamari and a wonderful salad with a creamy garlic dressing.
The only dissapointment was Fiamma. We had the winter tasting menu, the kobe beef risotto cakes, carpaccio, and beef cheeks raviolini. You couldn't tell if it was kobe beef or Cosco beef in the risotto balls, and the beef cheek ravioli was not too good. This restaurant was a couple of steps below Mario's places, both in food and service.
My wife and I live in San Francisco and enjoy good food, and Mario's places came through.